Summary: I did a lot of research into TVs, reading reviews and consumer reports. I am very happy with my decision. I have owned this TV for 1.5 years now, and it continues to work great. I love the standard and HD picture on this TV from my standard cable programming. The DVD quality is also very good. The TV appears to have a sophisticated algorithm for effectively upconverting standard TV and DVD signals to make them look HD.
Summary: The TV is great - but the white glove service consisted of dragging this enormous box into my living room and leaning it against the wall. Thank goodness my husband and I could lift it, but if you have any doubts about whether or not you can lift it... I'd really quiz the delivery service ahead of time. Quite annoying.
Summary: Just a quick heads up. I bought this TV just yesterday. I already have a 1080p DLP upstairs which is 63 inches. This plasma is really only 720 but that's still "HD". Anyway even though it is not 1080 I can tell you, it still looks as good and sometimes even better than my tv upstairs. I think it's because it's a plasma, and also that it's smaller. Smaller = more sqwooshed together pixels. If you can save a bit of money getting a 720 plasma over a 1080 plasma like it did.
Summary: I did quite a bit of research before buying this TV and it all paid off. The picture is just fantastic (using an HDMI cable) and I think the sound is excellent (once you enable the surround sound). I couldn't be more pleased. Now I watch channels in HD that I normally wouldn't even watch, just to see this amazing picture. The anti-glare screen was well worth the few extra dollars.
Summary: I have had this TV for about three months now and I have nothing but great things to say about it. The picture quality is amazing especially using a DB2 antenna to get local digital channels. The side speakers produce very good sound quality. Everyone that sees this TV is amazed by it. I have trouble convincing people that its not a 1080P even when the incoming signal is 720P.
Summary: I received my TV a little over a week ago; the price on Amazon was highly competitive, and even lower than a Panasonic employee plan that I have access to through work. All of the reviews already posted here accurately capture its performance very well, so I will not cover old ground here. I did want to add that my experience with Amazon's shipping company, EGL (now CEVA Logistics). I was worried given the number of negative comments; but had a very positive exprience.
Summary: I'm sitting in front of my new Panasonic plasma TV, and I'm not sure I'll ever move off of this couch. I'm so pleased with the picture quality, and I'm very pleasantly surprised at how good the sound is. This purchase was a long time coming, as I had been researching flat-screen TVs for about year. I finally got serious a couple of months ago and got to work deciding which one was right for me. I have a small den, so a 42" screen was as big as I dared go.
Summary: I bought this set through Costco (it was cheaper so look around). I actually have the TH-42PC77U which is the same set but with an anti-glare screen. Depending on where you're putting it you might want to spend the extra $100. I was a little concerned that this was a 720p set given all the hype about 1080p. I have 1080p 52" Sharp LCD in the family room and was going to go with another, but smaller for the master bedroom.
Summary: I am not pleased at all with this order with was placed over a month ago. When I finally received it days after it was promised, it was very damaged. I'm still dealing with the shipper, with me doing the constant calling, I still do have any idea when I will receive it. But I still have been billed and paid for it.